Articles by Katherine

A Playbook to Transform How America Cares

Better Life Lab at New America

The Care Movement’s Winning Tactics, Lessons, and Case Studies from the Pandemic Era and Beyond, By Katherine Goldstein

5 Things Employers Get Wrong About Caregivers at Work

Katherine Goldstein's article on what employers get wrong about caregivers at work

Harvard Business Review

There is a large group of employees at nearly every company that have much to contribute to organizations, but may need thoughtful policies to thrive. Supporting this group is integral to DEI, loyalty, and retention goals, and yet few companies even track their status. The group I’m talking about is caregivers.

Families Face a Mental Health Crisis. We Already Know The Solution.

Romper, April 12th, 2022

An under-explored benefit of the CTC was an immediate improvement in mental well-being, most especially for families experiencing financial precarity.

"The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work"

NYTimes, May 16, 2018

"We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic."

“It’s Time to Retire the Phrase, ‘Working Mom.’”

Romper, Sep 21, 2021

Mothering, like all parenting, is work. If anyone was unaware of this fact before the pandemic, 18 months of watching moms nearly drown under the weight of the effort has driven the point home.

“‘I thought it was going to break me:’ Covid’s brutal toll on working mothers.”

The Guardian, Feb 24, 2021

As we near the first anniversary of the Covid shutdowns we put faces to these large, faceless statistics. These are the stories of five mothers with young children who have been laid off, pushed out, unable to find work – battling circumstances far beyond their control as they work to keep their families afloat.

Stop Saying Women “Dropped Out of The Workforce. We Were Pushed.

Romper, Nov 10th 2020

“Now more than ever, the media feeds our worst beliefs about working motherhood.”

“Worried parents have become an easy target for online misinformation in this pandemic.”

Vox News, Aug 6, 2020

“It turns out there is indeed something scarier than being told to stay in your house as much as possible: being tasked to make all of our own risk calculations and decisions about a pandemic that’s still far from under control.”

“American Moms: Let’s Stop Feeling Guilty and Start Getting Mad.“

The Guardian, Feb 13, 2019

“Mothers are right to be feeling some pretty intense emotions about the hand we’re dealt. But instead of bonding together in righteous fury, I hear a lot more talk about “mom guilt.”


Supporting motherhood has become an important political issue

Interviewed on News Channel 3

Katherine Goldstein from the Better Life Lab at New America talks about how supporting motherhood has become an important political issue.

The tough stuff we don’t talk about enough when working with friends

Quoted on working with friends.

Charter Works

“Not having any social connections at work definitely impacts your company loyalty, and also your feeling of enthusiasm and mission for your job,” says Katherine Goldstein.

With More Jobs Coming to NC, Childcare Even More Strained

Quoted on CBS 17 News

CBS17 News

Challenges in the labor market was the forefront of a Monday forum, and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D), who spoke, said his upcoming budget proposal will include funding for childcare and workforce programs as he urged state lawmakers not to pursue further tax cuts.

How to Survive Work and a Sick Kid During a ‘Tripledemic’

Quoted on Surviving During a Tripledemic

The Skimm

A record-breaking number of parents are missing work to care for their sick kids. And while the tripledemic might be to blame, daycare staffing shortages, no national paid family leave policy, and a shortage of amoxicillin are also high on the list of why parents are struggling right now.

Remote work may level the playing field and ensure women aren’t forced to “walk on eggshells”

Quoted in Megan Leonhardt's Remote Work Article


Despite months of return-to-office announcements and deliberations, remote work has had surprising staying power. Most office workers are still working remotely at least a day or two each week.

The End-of-Summer Child Care Crunch Is Here. I’m Not Amused.

Quoted on end of summer childcare crisis.

NY Times

Finding child care to last the entire summer has long been a problem for parents of young kids. In 2019, the Center for American Progress polled around 1,000 parents of children under 13 and found that three in four had “at least some difficulty” finding care, with more than half saying it was cost prohibitive, and nearly a quarter saying they couldn’t find programs to last the whole summer.

Today Is Working Parents Day. Here Are 8 Things Parents Need from Workplaces.

Sept 16 2022


The other 364 days of the year are decidedly less of a celebration.

What Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ Has Meant to Women

Quoted on Sheryl Sandberg's Resignation from Meta


The high-profile executive’s decision to leave Meta is also a moment to reflect on the impact of her best-selling book and philosophy about success in the workplace.

Exhausted, stressed, drained: It’s 'déjà vu' for moms as school year begins amid COVID surge —

Quoted on need for childcare infastructure.

Good Morning America

"Moms say they are not only feeling exhausted but also frustrated that they are facing the prospect of a third school year upended by COVID-19 with marginally more support in place than when the pandemic began."

Biden’s plan to make America less terrible for parents

On how parents have lacked support.


The social safety net for American families is almost nonexistent. Could that be about to change?

The problem with “mom boss” culture

Quoted on how motherhood is not solved with life hacks.


Mommy blogs and influencers are monetizing the horrible working conditions of motherhood.

Working Moms Are Struggling. Here’s What Would Help.

Quoted on how non-mothers can help support moms.


We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic.

‘The mom shame is so real’: There’s no way to win in the pandemic

Quoted on the taboo of podding during the pandemic.

The Lily

Whatever you do, you’re made to feel bad about it.

This podcast gives voice to working moms of all kinds—including sex workers

On Katherine's podcast The Double Shift.

Fast Company

From political candidates to punk rockers, “The Double Shift” reflects the wide range of working mothers fighting for equality and work-life balance. Founder and host Katherine Goldstein explains her vision for the show.

The Double Shift Documents Working Motherhood Without Sentimentality

On what led Katherine to her new podcast.


When the journalist Katherine Goldstein became pregnant in 2014, she was on a career hot streak.

New Podcast 'The Double Shift' Explores What It Means To Be A Working Mom

On the range of moms heard on the podcast.


Korva Coleman talks to Katherine Goldstein about her new podcast, which looks at the lives of working mothers and childcare issues.